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Lawrence F. Lunt
Lawrence (Larry) Lunt is a private investor from Belgium who manages Armonia (www.armoniallc.com), his family office in Greenwich, Ct, USA, focusing 100% on triple-bottom-line investments with a balanced emphasis on people, planet and profit. Armonia seeded TBL Capital (www.tblcapital.com), a venture fund focusing on social enterprises in the US. He is a Director of his family private equity group, Artal, that invests through its advisor, the Invus Group (www.invus.com). Prior to moving to the US in 1997, he was active in venture capital in Europe where he developed the Lino group focusing on retail outlets.
Larry has been actively engaged in various education projects internationally (Up With People, World Campus International) and locally (Whitby school, Convent of Sacred Heart of Greenwich where he founded the Barat foundation, whose mission is to educate students in philanthropy). He is also involved with Ashoka (promotion of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, www.ashoka.org ) which he helped launch in Belgium. He also has a strong interest in the preservation of the arctic where he has participated in several expeditions. He is a member of NRDC Global Leadership Council (www.nrdc.org) and of the International Polar Foundation (www.polarfoundation.org ) in Brussels.
He graduated in Economics from Louvain University in Belgium and received his MBA from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. He is married to Victoria and has 3 daughters (16, 15 and 9 yrs old).